Oct 12, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. that was the stark warning from defense secretary leon panetta. he described a cyber pearl harbor in which attackers could take over computers that control the transportation system or a utility with deadly consequences. panetta's dire prediction comes after a massive computer attack on the world's largest oil company. so we asked david martin to tell us more. >> reporter: u.s. officials say a cyber attack against aramco, the world's largest oil producer, has been traced to hackers inside iran. another volley in an increasingly high stakes war going on in cyberspace. and defense secretary panetta enns potential enemies, opcluding iran, are developing the capability to launch devastating attacks. >> the collective result of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor. an attack that would cause physical destruction and the loss of life. an attack that would paralyze and shock the nation and create a new profound sense of vulnerability. >> reporter: iran does not have that kind of capability yet, but u.s. officials say several cecent cyber attacks have been haaced to hackers inside iran. pane
Oct 13, 2012 5:00am PDT
. rebecca, anthony over to you guys. >> leon panetta says the u.s. is facing a threat equivalent to 9/11. it will be carried out by computer. he describes a cyber pearl harbor. david martin has the story. >> reporter: u.s. officials say a cyber attack against the world's largest oil producer has been traced to hackers inside iran. another volley in an increasingly high stakes war going on in cyber space. defense secretary panetta warns potential enemies are developing the capability to launch devastating attacks. >> the collective result of these kinds of attacks could be a cyber pearl harbor. an attack that would cause physical destruction and the loss of life. an attack that would paralyze and shock the nation. and create a new profound sense of vulnerability. >> reporter: iran does not have that kind of capability yet. but u.s. officials say several recent cyber attacks have been traced to hackers inside iran. panetta stopped short of blaming iran but in a speech last night described the cyber attack which occurred two months ago. >> more than 30,000 computers that it infected were
Oct 6, 2012 5:00am PDT
panetta said he doesn't know if they are linked to al qaeda. >> the fbi said a border patrol agent killed near bisbee, arizona may have died accidentally from friendly fire. nicholas ivie died on tuesday. a second agent was wounded. both were responding to reports of people trying to enter the u.s. illegally. details of the shooting have not been released. >>> heavy rain and driver error are blamed for triggering a massive pileup on interstate 75 along florida's west coast. more than 50 people were injured in 12 separate crashes on friday. near the border between sarasota and manatee counties. two were injured. 75 was re-opened after six hours. >> the national league playoff wild card game ended in protest. the cardinals trailed but a late game rally was halted when a pop up to left field was called an automatic out under the flash flood fly rule. atlanta fans unhappy with the umpire's call trashed turner field. st. louis will play washington on sunday in the division series. in the american league wild card game the baltimore orioles defeated fairfax 5-1 and advanced to play the yankees.
Oct 12, 2012 7:00am PDT
leon panetta warns that the united states is vulnerable to a cyber pearl harbor from "the new york times." financial network, transportation network and government. he says those hackers are getting more aggressive. >>> wall street journal reports on a slowdown of job growth because some are worried about the so-called fiscal cliff at the end of the year. about one-third of manufacturers say they are not hiring right now because they don't know what congress is going to end up doing about taxes and spending. >>> 7 billion people in the world and the los angeles times says 6 billion of them now have a cell phone. >> wow! >> a new report says only 2.3 billion people in the world have internet access. >> and the washington times says a giant panda cub died last month at the national zoo because of underdeveloped lungs and liver damage. officials say it is possible that the female cub was born prematurely, because its lungs were not fully developed. they say they're optimistic that her mother can become >>> plenty of clouds around the bay area now, light shower